French doctors strike over night visits

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:899

Several medical unions in France have called for protest strikes against the reforms undertaken to reduce the deficit of the health insurance branch of the social security system.

The first strike took place last week, when about half of all French general practitioners, including members of the emergency service SOS Medecins, switched on their answering machine or left their telephone off the hook from Thursday night to Friday morning to protest …

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